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Applying my Ethical Theory

Topic: Applying my Ethical Theory

Thread: For Discussion Board Forum 3, you devised your own approach to metaethics. Now it is time to see how well it can be applied to actual issues. Your assignment for this weeks Discussion Board is to briefly remind us of your approach to metaethics (this should only take a few lines) and then apply this approach to one of the issues in applied ethics that were discussed in the reading assignments. These issues ranged from familial problems through pacifism, poverty, the environment, business ethics, healthcare, sexuality, and life and death. Pick whichever one interests you most and in 500-600 words apply your metaethical theory to some aspect of the issue that was discussed in the reading in order to demonstrate what the moral approach to the issue is.

Be sure to carefully define your terms. You are encouraged to support your position with rational arguments, fitting examples, and expert sources. Any quotes or information used from sources other than yourself must be cited using footnotes in current Turabian format and will not count towards the total word count.

You will be penalized for falling short or exceeding the word count. This is a university-level writing assignment and therefore it must be carefully proofread, free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Do not use slang, emoticons, or abbreviations (as if you are texting or sending an email to a friend).

Here is my post in regards to my ethical theory to reference for this post:
From time immemorial, the decisions on determining right or wrong actions have always remained controversial. People usually base reasons for justifying different actions on defined principles that are accepted by members of society. These moral principles, therefore, determine whether behavior or conduct is accepted as right or not accepted and is therefore wrong based on concepts agreed upon by people. However, I believe that the theories that can be rightfully applied to determine right from wrong actions are utilitarianism and the revelation of the Christian ethic theory.

Utilitarianism is a consequential ethical theory that maintains that actions that promote happiness for the maximum number of people are right while those that minimize happiness and wrong.[1] Utilitarianism analyses actions based on the consequence without necessarily analyzing the action itself. This is a theory that has been applied practically courts that have adhered to the doctrine of utilitarianism, especially when focusing on the morality of the action. Happiness and pleasure are the opposite of pain and unhappiness, which also have to be taken into consideration when making judgments on utilitarianism. One of the major reasons why utilitarianism has been promoted is it open this and is defined as an idea being good or bad based on the rules as well as being free to justify actions based on the outcome. For instance, if someone kills people or conduct mass murder, many people will be affected or sad. This action is ethically wrong. However, when soldiers kill terrorists, the number of happy people are many, and therefore the action is morally justified.

Revelational Christian ethics is a theory that defines behaviors and virtues based on whether they are right or wrong from the Christian perspective. The interpretations of the Bible give people the foundations of determining how to judge morally right actions or those that are condemned biblically. This ethical foundation focuses on the moral standards and principles found in the Bible. An action such as killing, for example, has been condemned by the Bible. Others include stealing and lying. Such actions have to be judged through the use of Revelation on Christian ethics to be wrong and their opposites to be right. In the Christian religion, people live different types of life, depending on the different beliefs that guide these actions. Ethicists who have Christian foundations believe that the theory can be used in explaining different situations when it comes to ideas that are moral and immoral. Revelational Christian ethics can help people understand the relationship between the wrongdoings and the right actions. Christian ethics believe that Christianity allows people to determine wrong from right and things that are moral that are different from immoral actions through the use of divine Revelations. The birth of Jesus Christ reveals the basis of moral actions and the position of Christians in the world.[2] The Teachings of Jesus also allowed people to make decisions between Good and Evil. Christians rely heavily on the word of god, which is written in the Bible. These words contain parables, hopes, and inspirations that guide people in their lives. As Christians, God is seen as divine love and the ultimate truth where all the right things are based on.

[1] Klein, Wilhelm Eduard Jonathan. “Vector Utilitarianism: Concept and Application of an Ethic for a Tec